Synthetic Drugs
Fatal overdoses tied to synthetic opiate hit NC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:06pm.

North Carolina officials say a synthetic drug five times stronger than heroin is being blamed for three deaths last month in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties.

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Couple charged with child abuse after allegedly giving teens synthetic drug
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 3:35pm.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and woman for felony child abuse after a deputy says they gave synthetic drugs to two teenaged girls.

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Wilmington Police make large 'spice' bust
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 4:39pm.

videoThe Wilmington Police Department recently made its biggest "spice" bust in its history. Investigators say they found over 1,400 packages of the substance at the Northern Lights Smoke Shop off Market Street.

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Synthetic drugs may be involved in woman's death at apartment complex
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:27pm.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department is investigating a death at the Tesla Park apartment complex in Wilmington.

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State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 4:49pm.

video First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear?

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